18 May 2012

Cote d'Ivoire: Laurent Gbagbo Strengthens His Defense Team

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Fraternite Matin (p. 6) reports that "One month before the confirmation by the International Criminal Court of the charges against former president Laurent Gbagbo, his defense team was reinforced by the addition of a new attorney," Natacha Faveau Ivanovic, a French lawyer.

Soir Info (P. 4) reports on the upcoming hearing regarding former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo's case, stating that the defense team of the former Ivorian president, led by Altit Emmanuel, wants more time to review the evidence before the hearing scheduled for June 18.

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